As some of you may have noticed, new authors have joined!
I have updated the"About" to better clarify our goal, our intent. It is as follows:
A Warm Welcome to You, the Reader,
This blog is about the importance of seeking the truth of God's Word: When we consider what others say/teach about God's Word, it's vital to make sure it's TRUTH.
Because we desire to please God, we do 'As Bereans Did.'
Acts 17:11 (NIV)
'Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.'
UPDATE!I’ve invited a few contributors to the blog, all of whom are believers & advocates for our Lord & Savior Jesus.
It’s wonderful and refreshing to hear different views on Biblical matters from fellow believers in Christ. If a debate should result, one in a spirit of seeking truth and not of competition and self-aggrandizement is desirable for stimulating thought and to provide a resource for individuals in coming to their own conclusions. However, we will not debate the existence or non-existence of God, or of Jesus as the Christ.
The object here is not to jam our views down anyone’s throats. A healthy debate is not an argument, and if each view point were identical, there would be little to be gained toward stimulating thought and growth. We will certainly write as if certain that our beliefs are true, since to say otherwise would be an inaccurate representation of ourselves.
I think it’s safe to say that the authors here will have no need to denounce anyone;
Except some who have not discussed issues but rather dominated as if they were the singular oracle of truth;
Except some who have crossed the line of civility to become theological terrorists;
Except some who have set themselves up as a point around which others should orbit, as if only this will open up the doors to commune with God;
Except some who lodge themselves and their views between a believer and his Lord.
All others (authors & commenter’s) should be confident of being afforded a forum for civil faith-based discussion and a place to present their opinions and evidence so that everyone involved might increase in understanding.
Hopefully the revealing of lies and liars can come to an end. We would rather focus on what is beautiful, uplifting, inspiring and true. However, deceivers continue spreading the Gospel of Themselves & we who have suffered deception have a soft spot for those who are being deceived. We could ignore those who would travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, [they] make him twice a son of hell as [they] are (Mt. 23:15), but to do so, is to acquiesce to a victimizer, surrendering the victim to the wolves, perhaps making ourselves an accessory to the crime.
In such cases, love moves us to speak out.
May God bless you in your quest for truth!
It is important that you understand; Everything on this blog is based on the current understanding of each author. Never take anyone's word for it, always prove it for yourself, it is your responsibility. You cannot ride someone else's coattail into the Kingdom.